Support NBSS

For 140 years, North Bennet Street School has evolved and adapted to serve our community by providing hands-on training, to help people achieve meaningful lives and livelihoods. There are many ways to support NBSS in this work—learn more below, or make a gift to NBSS today.

The Annual Fund

The cornerstone of philanthropic support at NBSS, The Annual Fund addresses our core operation and the greatest needs of the School.
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Leadership Annual Giving

Donors of $1,000 or more to the Annual Fund are recognized among our most generous supporters as a member of the Shaw Society.

Legacy Giving

Named for the year of our founding, the 1881 Society recognizes members of our community who have included NBSS in their estate plans.

Corporate Support

Our Partners in Craft program recognizes small businesses and corporations that support the School with unrestricted contributions of $1,000 or more.

Scholarships and Special Initiatives

Nearly 70% of NBSS students receive some form of financial aid, and—as a direct result of philanthropic support—each year the School is able to award more financial aid per student than ever before.

Gifts In-Kind

We receive many offers for donations of tools, books, machinery, raw materials, pianos, violins, and more. Each potential donation is carefully considered to ensure it can fulfill our educational mission.

We believe in transparency, and that all donors should have access to information about the School, their gift, and any other relevant information. We support the Donor Bill of Rights, and our Annual Report provides a full listing of all NBSS income and expenses.

Every gift matters, and helps make a difference to our community. Thank you for your support.

To make a gift by mail, phone, or online

  • Make a gift online using our online giving form
  • Send a check made out to:
    • North Bennet Street School
      150 North Street
      Boston, MA 02109
  • Call the Development Office at 617-227-0155 x172
  • NBSS tax ID number (EIN) is: 04-2103830

NBSS accepts gifts of stock and gifts via wire transfer. For information, download detailed instructions for:

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Annual Report: Crafting Connection

View highlights of our 2020-2021 fiscal year, plus our deep gratitude to all community members who generously supported the School during this time.